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  • in reply to: New wheel chair with new car #185244
    BigDave
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    Only thing we ordered the car in January I didn’t no about this then is it to late now

    As to if it is too late to order one now, I suppose only Motability (or possibly your dealer) can answer that one.

    Give Motability a call.

     

     

    in reply to: New wheel chair with new car #185234
    BigDave
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    Can anyone tell me that you can order a new wheel chair for £100 when you order your car , I read this somewhere do you know if this is correct?

    Yes.

    Just order it when you order the car. It is classed as an aid/adaption on the dealers screen (I was with someone who ordered one recently):

    Details here:

    https://www.motability.co.uk/products/adaptations/lease-a-manual-wheelchair-with-your-next-car/

     

    in reply to: The kona electric delivery time thread #185100
    BigDave
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    Another early availability one posted on FB Motability group within the last hour – available July. Location Hyundai Coventry.

    in reply to: The kona electric delivery time thread #184906
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    If anyone is after a Kona EV Premium quickly, just seen this on a FB Motability group – posted by a known Motability Hyundai Salesperson in the last hour. Location Coventry.

    in reply to: Motability question? We can answer it. #184669
    BigDave
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    Question about windscreen excess Are we always liable to pay the excess on a screen replacement . Mine cracked from the bottom edge up cannot see any stone chip just looks like glass failure

    It maybe helpful to state the make/model in case members here have suffered similar.

    However, I think the problem you may have is proving the crack wasn’t caused by debris damage (stone etc).

    Have you looked on online owner’s groups etc for your vehicle to see if cracking of windscreen is a prevalent manufacturing fault on your particular vehicle?

    You could chance speaking with your dealership or manufacturer and asking them if it is a prevalent fault, however I doubt they would say it is (even if it actually is)!

    Have you checked if your vehicle is subject to a recall for anything to do with the windscreen:

    https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-recall

    If not, other than having your windscreen scientifically/forensically examined (which may cost a fortune), I think you maybe stuck with the £50 excress for replacement.

    https://www.motability.co.uk/contact/faqs/i-have-a-chipcrack-in-my-window-what-should-i-do

    in reply to: HVO. #184614
    BigDave
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    Hello forum. I’ve done a search and can’t find a definitive answer. Can HVO be used in our motability cars. TIA Greg.

    There isn’t a definitive answer.

    Firstly, you need to check your vehicles handbook (and/or consult the vehicle’s manufacturer) to see if your specific vehicle engine can use HVO, or in what maximum percentage it can be used.

    Most road going diesel vehicles run on B7 (or occasionally B10 diesel) which is 7%/10% bio diesel respectively, which is the stuff available at almost all fuel stations.

    If your vehicle can run on HVO, your next hurdle is finding HVO available on retail forecourts – more or less impossible. Often due to HMRC limitation.

    HVO is already more expensive than commercially available DERV. With the Ukraine situation the price of the HVO raw product is only going one way at the moment due to limitation on base product supply. Most UK grown OSR is already contracted 2-3 years in advance so that isn’t going to make up the shortfall of base product imminently.

    When you look down the HVO manufacturing chain, it takes a large amount of commercially made hydrogen, derived from carbon fuel to ‘crack the esters’ so is not ultimately as ‘green’ as most make out.

    Before the recent price increase of HVO, we bunkered 20k litres of it for our farms as most agri-mechs can run on 50/50 mix HVO/B7 diesel, however none of our road going vehicles can use it in any proportion.

    in reply to: Motability Deals And Offers #184486
    BigDave
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    Another posted offer from South West Nissan in Exeter:

    Contact their Motability salesman Russell on: 07973398854 / 01392 411 440

    https://www.southwestnissan.co.uk/contact-us/exeter-nissan/

    in reply to: Vehicle numbers on the Motability Scheme #183482
    BigDave
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    Posted today by a a known VW Motability dealer on FB  – no doubt the Motability scheme computer will eventually catch up when the hamster returns to its wheel:

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    As of today the new Facelifted Volkswagen T Roc will join the scheme.

    Life Manual £1599
    Life Automatic £2299
    Style Manual £2599
    Style Automatic £3099
    R Line Manual £2899
    R Line Automatic £3299
    R Line 4 Motion 2.0 Automatic £3799

    Cars are not yet in the showrooms to view but showroom models are due next month to view and drive.

    in reply to: What Annoys you about this whole episode #182866
    BigDave
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    One thing has Annoyed me most is although it is not the dealers fault about the long wait for Motability orders is the long silence. The Manufacturers must take some blame here in that they do not seem to be in contact with the dealers on your orders i tried to contact fiat but you end up in another country and they then get in contact with the dealer and you get nowhere.I did get the dealer telling me it has not been built yet but only when i contacted them.

    That is probably because Fiat outsourced all their European (incl UK) Customer Services including the contact centre to Mopar in Holland. The staff there are meant to be multi-lingual but most likely only get told what Fiat wish to tell them!

    However, in your post on the forum dated 4th March 2022, you stated your car had been delayed until July. So I gather you had had some contact then to find out this information.

    I am not exactly sure what more a dealer or even Fiat could tell you at the moment unless, like the dealer has said, your car hasn’t been built yet.

    in reply to: Vehicle Tax Query #182753
    BigDave
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    War Pension,

    Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

    Telephone: 0800 169 2277

     

    Crikey, that is well out of date.

    SPVA became Veterans UK when it lost agency status and merged under the Defence Business Services umbrella back in April 2014.

    The telephone number changed to 0808 1914218 back in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War!

    in reply to: Motability Deals And Offers #182578
    BigDave
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    First Motability offer I have seen in a while. Posted today on a Motability group FB page by a known to the group Nissan Motability Dealer in Exeter:

    https://www.southwestnissan.co.uk/motability-offers/juke/

    in reply to: Best car for tall driver #182099
    BigDave
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>What is the best motability car in terms of room (head height, seat width, leg room) currently available for a tall/big driver (6’6 20 stone)? Thanks</p>

    If you can get over it’s van like looks, having sat in one yesterday, the Citroen Berlingo (or its twin the Vauxhall Combo) has oodles of headroom. I am 6’3 and there was headroom galore above me. Plus, lots of lateral space and legroom, both front and rear. Plus cavernous boot space.

    If you want something even more cavernous, with lots of upfront room the Citroen Spacetourer?

    However, if an EV is not your choice, then perhaps if you could narrow your parameters down a little, such as Auto or Manual, petrol/diesel/hybrid/PHEV/EV, Max AP and  any other requirements, it may help others to suggest different vehicles.

    in reply to: The Demise of the PHEV #181564
    BigDave
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    Can you put your name down for a car that isn’t listed on the Motability website but is listed on the manufacturers motability list?? (I’m sure this has been asked before – apologies)

    No.

    The manufacturer’s published lists are only a ‘snapshot’ in time as to what was (or maybe they hoped) would be available on the scheme at the time it was published.

    The Motability website is a ‘live’ dynamic list (updated daily or occasionally part daily) as to what is actually available to order on the scheme.

    Hence,  the Motability webiste’s listing is the one to work from.

    in reply to: Q2 News and Prices #181408
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    in reply to: Q2 News and Prices #181407
    BigDave
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    Further to Ford posts above – Focus. Focus Active, SMax, Galaxy and Tourneo Custom will be ‘in stock only’ – that is if you can actually find one (which I would very much doubt now).

    in reply to: Q2 News and Prices #181404
    BigDave
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    Kuga:

    in reply to: Q2 News and Prices #181403
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    Puma:

    in reply to: Q2 News and Prices #181402
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    in reply to: Q2 News and Prices #181401
    BigDave
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    After a night lambing out in the snow – here is a few more as Motability’s website not updated as yet.

    Firstly Ford –  4 or 5 models on scheme – Fiesta, Ecosport, Puma and Kuga (will post all 4 seperately) and possibly the Focus Active but not confirmed as yet.

    in reply to: Q2 News and Prices #181337
    BigDave
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    Vauxhall Q2  ‘Highlights’ not full list – from a genuine Vauxhall Salesman on fb Motability group.

     

    Vauxhall New Q2 advance payments ……
    Highlights of the Q2 2022 Motability programme pricing:

    Corsa-e
    Elite Premium 11kW Auto
    Nil AP

    Mokka-e
    Ultimate 11kW Auto
    Nil AP (was £199)

    Combo-e Life pricing starts from £3799 AP
    Combo-e Life
    SE 5 seater 100kW Auto
    £3799 AP
    SE XL 7 seater 100kW Auto
    £3799 AP

    Vivaro-e Life Combi has been increased
    Vivaro-e Life
    Combi 9 seater 100kWh 136PS
    £1999 AP
    Elite 8 seater 100kWh 136PS
    £3799 AP

    All-New Astra Hatch pricing has been reduced
    Design 1.2i 130PS
    £249 AP (was £499)
    GS Line 1.2i 130PS
    £349 AP (was £699)
    GS Line 1.2i 130PS Auto
    £849 AP (was £1149)

    All-New Astra Sports Tourer
    The All-New Astra Sports Tourer is now on the scheme, starting from £349 AP
    Design 1.2i 130PS
    £349 AP
    GS Line 1.2i 130PS
    £449 AP
    GS Line 1.2i 130PS Auto
    £949 AP

    Corsa ICE
    Ultimate 1.2i 100PS
    Nil AP (was £49)
    Ultimate 1.2i 100PS Auto
    Nil AP (was £49)

    Mokka ICE
    SRi Premium 1.2i 130PS
    £249 AP
    Ultimate 1.2i 130PS Auto
    £449 AP (was £699)

    New Crossland manuals and Automatic APs have increased
    Crossland
    Ultimate 1.2i 110PS
    £999 AP
    Ultimate 1.2i 130PS Auto
    £1249 AP
    Ultimate 1.5D 110PS

    New Grandland
    Ultimate 1.2i 130PS
    £1499 AP
    Ultimate 1.2i 130PS Auto
    £2599 AP
    Ultimate 1.5D 130PS Auto
    £2449 AP

    in reply to: Ashamed to be a Motability customer #181170
    BigDave
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    How could it be a motability car on a 15 plate? My car is a 66 plate and over 5 years old so a 15 plate would be way over the 5 years 6 months even with delays for a new car. I think the sales man is telling a porkie

    If you are taking the 15 plate from the OP – don”t forget this thread was started in April 2018.

    in reply to: Motability question? We can answer it. #180998
    BigDave
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    Got it, cheers BigDave. They we’re charging me for the wrong model!

    In your favour or theirs??

    Have you logged into the Motability website and checked in your account that the correct vehicle with the correct AP is shown there?

    It might be worth speaking with Motability when they re-open tomorrow if the dealership cannot easily resolve the matter to your satisfaction.

    If anything needs changing make sure the dealership do not try to charge the Q1 2022 AP (if it is more expensive than when you placed the order).

    in reply to: Motability question? We can answer it. #180992
    BigDave
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    Apologies for being a pain mate, but it’s not loading!

    Try a different browser?

    The 3008 GT Premium prices for Q4 2021 are:

    Petrol:

    Diesel:

    Hybrid:

     

    in reply to: Motability question? We can answer it. #180989
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    in reply to: Motability question? We can answer it. #180987
    BigDave
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    Can anyone help? I am looking for Q3 2021 AP for the Peugeot 3008 GT Premium.

    The Peugeot Motability Q3 2021 price list is available here:

    https://www.motaclarity.co.uk/docstore/peugeot-motability-price-guide-q3-2021.pdf

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